Index of State Government COVID Info

I received questions about various emergency orders, grant programs, etc. I thought I wold try to put all of that in one place. ~ Steve

GOFERR Transparency Documents

The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery has multiple pages where you can track the expenditures made:

NH DHHS: COVID-19 Summary Dashboard

The State of New Hampshire’s COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent data available that is reported to the NH Department of Health and Human Services regarding cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, with further demographic detail and county of residence. This data is reported daily for public review while also protecting individual privacy

Link: COVID-19 Summary Dashboard

Governor Sununu Emergency Orders
On March 13th, Governor Sununu ordered a state of emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Subsequently, the Governor has issued 19 Emergency Orders and you can see the list below: 

Executive Order 2020-04 – An order declaring a state of emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Emergency Order 1 – Temporary remote instruction and support for public K-12 school districts

Emergency Order 2 – Temporary prohibition on scheduled gatherings of 50 or more attendees and onsite beverage consumption

Emergency Order 3 – All providers of electric, gas, water, telephone, cable, VOIP, internet service, and deliverable fuel services will be prohibited from disconnecting or discontinuing service for non-payments for the duration of the State of Emergency

Emergency Order 4 – Landlords will not be allowed to start eviction proceedings for those unable to pay due to their financial situations. To do so would be against the law. All judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions will also be prohibited during the state of emergency

Emergency Order 5 – Individuals who are unable to work or who have reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have immediate access to unemployment benefits. Anyone in the following situations will now be eligible for state unemployment

Emergency Order 6 – Temporary authorization for take-out or delivery beer or wine. All restaurants, diners, bars, saloons, private clubs or any other establishment that have both a restaurant license and on premise license from the New Hampshire liquor commission shall be temporarily authorized to allow for takeout or delivery of beer or wine.

Emergency Order 7 – Temporary modification of data and privacy governance plans.

Emergency Order 8 – Temporary expansion of access to Telehealth Services to protect the public and health care providers

Emergency Order 9 – Establishes the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund

Emergency Order 10 – Requiring all sellers of groceries to temporarily transition to use of single use paper or plastic bags.Emergency Order 11: Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization.

Emergency Order 12: Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A.

Emergency Order 13: Temporary allowance for New Hampshire pharmacists and pharmacies to compound and sell hand sanitizer over the counter (“OTC”) and to allow pharmacy technicians to perform non-dispensing tasks remotely.

Emergency Order 14: Temporary authorization for out-of-state pharmacies to act as a licensed mail-order facility within the State of New Hampshire.

Emergency Order 15: Temporary authorization for out of state medical providers to provide medically necessary services and provide services through telehealth.

Emergency Order 16: Temporary prohibition on scheduled gatherings of 10 or more attendees.

Emergency Order 17: Closure of non-essential businesses and requirig Granite Staters to stay at home

Emergency Order 17 Exhibit A

Emergency Orders 18: Temporary modification to Department of Safety Laws and Regulations

Emergency Order 19: Extension of Remote Instruction and Support for Public K-12 Schools

Emergency Order 20: Temporary emergency wage enhancement for New Hampshire Liquor Commission retail employees. 

Emergency Order 21: Establishment of the COVID-19 Emergency Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Relief Fund

Emergency Order 22: Authorization of emergency funding for child protection services. 

Emergency Order 23: Temporary modification of municipal and local government statutory requirements. 

Emergency Order 24: Modification and clarification of Emergency Order #4

Emergency Order 25: Temporary modification of interest penalty for late payment of property taxes

2020-05 – Extension of State of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 2020-04

Emergency Order 26: Extension of Emergency Orders 2, 6, and 16

Emergency Order 27: Restriction of hotels and other lodging providers to provision of lodging for vulnerable populations and essential workers

Emergency Order 28: Temporary non-congregate sheltering order to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Emergency Order 29: Temporary modification to executive branch deadlines and requirements

Emergency Order 30: Temporary requirements regarding healthcare provided in alternate settings

Emergency Order 31: Establishment of the COVID-19 Long Term Care Stabilization Program

Emergency Order 32: Extension of Emergency Orders #1 and #19 (temporary remote instruction and support for public K-12 school districts)

Emergency Order 33: Activation of the New Hampshire Crisis Standards of Care Plan

Emergency Order 34: Further temporary requirements regarding health insurer coverage of health care services related to the coronavirus

Emergency Order 35: An order temporarily waiving the 28-day separation period before a retired public employee can return to work on a part-time basis

Emergency Order 36: Ensuring Worker’s Compensation coverage of New Hampshire first responders exposed to COVID-19

Emergency Order 37: An order relative to Executive Branch hiring and out-of-state travel

Emergency Order 38: Temporary modification of school board and district statutory requirements

Emergency Order 39: Temporary allowance for agents to consent to clinical trials

Emergency Order 40: Extending and modifying Emergency Order #17 (Closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters to stay at home)

Emergency Order 41: Additional Medicaid Eligibility for Uninsured

Emergency Order 42 –  Authorizing temporary health partners to assist in responding to the COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

Emergency Order #43 – Temporary modification to requirements for change of party affiliation 

Emergency Order #44– Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 as Extended by Executive Orders 2020-05, 2020-08 and 2020-09 PDF file – Modification of Emergency Order #9 (Establishment of the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund)

Emergency Order #45 – Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 as Extended by Executive Orders 2020-05, 2020-08 and 2020-09 PDF file – Modification of Emergency Order #31 (Establishment of the COVID-19 Long Term Care Stabilization Program)

Emergency Order 46– Further expanding access to medical providers

Emergency Order 47–  Expanding access to COVID-19 testing via licensed pharmacists

Emergency Order 48– Special Education Requirements to Support Remote Instruction

Emergency Order 49–  Extending and Modifying Emergency Order #17

Emergency Order 50 – Temporary modification of travel expense allowance for members of the General Court PDF file

Emergency Order #51 – An order terminating Emergency Orders #4 and #24

Emergency Order 52 – An order regarding public health guidance for business operations and advising Granite Staters that they are safer at home PDF file

Emergency Order 52 Exhibit A
Emergency Order 52 Exhibit B

Emergency Order 53 – Amendment to Emergency Order #36 (Ensuring Worker’s Compensation Coverage for New Hampshire First Responders Exposed to COVID-19)

Emergency Order 54 – An Order Regarding Refunds of Road Tolls to Private School Bus Owners for Transportation of Meals to Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Emergency Order 55 – Extension of COVID-19 Long Term Care Stabilization Program

Emergency Order 56 – Temporary Modification of Procedure Relative to Appropriations and Tax Payments

Emergency Order 57 – Temporary emergency wage enhancement for certain employees of the New
Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and

Emergency Order 58 – An Order Terminating Emergency Order #3

Emergency Order 59– Temporary Modification of Health and Human Services Rules and Statutes Regarding MEAD Premium and Signature Requirements.

Emergency Order 60 – Termination of Emergency Order #10

Emergency Order 61 – Extending Emergency Order #52

Emergency Order 62 – An order protecting pre-existing non-conforming use status for summer camps unable to operate due to COVID-19 during the summer of 2020

Emergency Order 63 – An order requiring face coverings for certain scheduled gatherings of 100 or more individuals, as part of the state’s efforts to respond to COVID-19

Emergency Order 64 – Temporary Remote Instruction and Support and Hybrid Instruction for K-12 School Districts

Emergency Order 65 – An order authorizing assessments of civil penalties against businesses, organizations, entities, property owners, facility owners, organizers, and individuals who violate emergency orders

Emergency Order 66 – An order extending Emergency Order #52

Emergency Order 67 – Establishing the Remote Learning Center Verification Program

Emergency Order 68 – Unemployment compensation changes to broaden eligibility

Emergency Order 69 – Ethics Committee for Crisis Standards of Care Clinical Guidelines

Emergency Order 70 – An order extending Emergency Order #52

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Oct 23 Update – School kids, Europe, Remdesivir

Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say

Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening.

82 new COVID-19 cases reported in NH, though positivity rate remains low

Investigation shows 39 COVID-19 cases linked to Nashua church outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration formally approved remdesivir as the first drug to treat Covid-19.

New state hockey guidance expected to include recommendation for testing

Hospitalizations in Europe are rising steadily.

LONDON — Poland has turned its largest stadium into an emergency field hospital. The numbers of Covid-19 patients in Belgium and Britain have doubled in two weeks. And doctors and nurses in the Czech Republic are falling ill at an alarming rate. More at

Antigen testing: All about the rapid test NH now uses in its COVID counts

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – October 22nd, 2020 

On Thursday, October 22, 2020, DHHS announced 82 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a daily PCR test positivity rate of 0.8%. Today’s results include 58 people who tested positive by PCR test and 24 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 832 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. 

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are twelve individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (28), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (14), Merrimack (7), Strafford (6), Coos (2), Grafton (2), Sullivan (2), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (8) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.

Cumulative Positive Tests by County

  • Belknap 202
  • Carroll 137
  • Cheshire 178
  • Coos 36
  • Grafton 189
  • Hillsborough – Other 1,782
  • Hillsborough – Manchester 2316
  • Hillsborough – Nashua 1,130
  • Merrimack 814
  • Rockingham 2,452
  • Strafford 671
  • Sullivan 72

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report

(data updated as of October 22, 2020 – 9:00 AM)

Number of Persons with COVID-19 19,994
Recovered8,692 (87%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19470 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases832
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19765 (8%)
Current Hospitalizations18
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)2323,173
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests231,879
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL50,751
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3417
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,200

1 Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
2 Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mako, certain hospital laboratories, the University of New Hampshire and their contracted laboratory, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
3 Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

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NH Insurance Department Releases New Medicare Supplement Shopping Tool

NH Insurance Department Releases New Medicare Supplement Shopping Tool
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department released a free interactive resource to help consumers shopping for Medicare Supplement (MediGap) plans. The dashboard allows viewers to compare the monthly premium cost of Medicare Supplement plans based on their gender, age, plan type, and preferred company.

The new interactive dashboard will allow consumers and those assisting consumers to find and compare rates quickly and easily. Users can also download a PDF version of the dashboard information or email the Department with feedback. The Department will continue to offer a static version of the Medicare Supplement Rate Guide.

“I am very pleased that the Department is offering this tool to help people shopping for Medicare Supplement plans,” said Insurance Commissioner Chris Nicolopoulos. “It can feel overwhelming to choose a plan when there are so many options. I hope that consumers, insurance agents, and Medicare specialists will find this resource helpful.”A Medicare Supplement insurance policy helps pay some of the health care costs that Medicare Part A and B do not cover, such as copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. The rates quoted in the guide and dashboard are available during a person’s initial open enrollment or guaranteed issue periods only. The Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Period is the 6-month period that begins the month an individual turns 65 and have both Medicare Part A and Part B. Any individuals changing plans or interested in obtaining a renewal rate with a specific company should contact that company directly.

For assistance with Medicare enrollment, contact an insurance agent, call a ServiceLink Resource Center at 1-866-634-9412, or visit
The New Hampshire Insurance Department Can Help

The New Hampshire Insurance Department’s mission is to promote and protect the public good by ensuring the existence of a safe and competitive insurance marketplace through the development and enforcement of the insurance laws of the State of New Hampshire.

Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your insurance coverage at1‐800‐ 852‐3416 or (603) 271‐2261, or by email at For more information, visit
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